With this handy tip, celery stays fresh for a long time

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Celery is one of those typical vegetables that you don’t use every day. If you bought celery for a specific recipe, chances are you’ll be left with the leftover stalks for days. However, that need not be a problem. There is a handy tip to keep celery fresh for a long time.

Keep or store celery fresh

First, it’s important that you try to store the celery in its entirety. If you need a few stems for a recipe, cut them off and keep the rest of the stems together, so the vegetables will stay fresh longer.

Then wrap the leftover celery in aluminum foil (or more environmentally friendly: a beeswax cloth ) and store it in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. This way you can keep celery for two to four weeks.

Tip: if you choose aluminum foil, carefully remove the foil afterwards so that it does not tear. This way you can reuse the foil for packing for other vegetables.

Still cutting stems?

Have you already cut stalks or pieces of your celery for some reason and do you want to keep them? Store these in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but don’t wait more than a few days to use them.

This can easily be done in soups (for example, add some extra pieces of celery along with the garlic and onion) or in soffrittos : that delicious base for sauces from Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Latin American cuisine. Of course you can also simply give the vegetable a starring role in dishes, such as in this quinoa salad with celery, pomegranate and hazelnut .

Super tip: grow new celery

Finally, we would like to mention that you can also easily grow vegetables yourself with the leftover celery you have left. How do you do that?

Cut off the bottom piece of the celery and place it upright in a small bowl of lukewarm water for about a week. Change the water every few days. Over the course of the week, the outer leaves of the celery root dry out, but the yellow leaves that are in the core of the celery should have grown greener and grown a bit.

Plant the piece of root after 7 days in a container with potting soil. Place the plant on the windowsill, but not in full sun. Water it every other day by moistening the soil, and as soon as the plant is above the ground, you can also water it a little by wetting the leaves with a plant sprayer. You should have a fairly large plant after a week. Pot the celery in a large pot if the plant gets too big.

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